Speaker Series

Vaping & eCigarettes


Wednesday, December 5, 2018, 7pm

Renfroe Middle School, Media Center
220 West College Avenue, Decatur, Georgia 30030

The emergence, increased availability, social acceptability and attractiveness of a variety of novel nicotine-containing tobacco products presents a vast public health challenge.

Any use of products containing nicotine by youth is unsafe. Nicotine is highly addictive, especially during teen years when the developing brain is very vulnerable.

Recent statistics reveal the majority of middle schoolers, high school youth, and their parents are unaware of the nicotine content in most vaping products... and every JUUL product.

Research indicates the secondary reinforcing effect of nicotine use in teens can lead not only to other tobacco product use including combustible cigarettes but also to other substance misuse, as well as reducing their ability to take pleasure from other activities in the absence of nicotine.

Speaker >

Laura Searcy MN, APRN, PPCNP-BC, FAANP

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner
Marietta Neonatology

Board Chairman
Cobb Community Alliance to Prevent Substance Abuse

2017-2018 President
National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners

This session will examine current trends in youth nicotine use and inform parents on how to address the risks associated with these trends in their families, schools, and communities.

We will >

  • Review the growing variety of nicotine delivery products and devices commonly used by youth.

  • Learn how nicotine and other substance misuse by youth disrupt normal brain development resulting in greater risk of dependence and addiction.

  • Discuss family, school and community strategies to address this issue and prevent another generation from lifelong dependency on nicotine and other drugs.

20181205_tobaccovaping_resourceshandout.docx


20181205-eCigs-Vaping-presentation.pdf

This complimentary presentation is sponsored by
Decatur Parents Network, a sub-committee of the DHS Parent Teacher Student Association.